St Mary’s is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory. It is situated on James’s Street, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Saint Mary’s was designed by William Deane Butler (c.1794-1857). He was chosen by Bishop William Kinsella (1793-1845) who instigated the building of St. Mary’s in February 1842. Work began in April 1843 and finished in 1857. On Sunday 4 October 1857, St. Mary’s had its grand opening, which consisted of a two-and-three-quarter hour ceremony that began at 6.15am. The cost of the building is estimated to have been £25,000.
St. Mary’s Cathedral still dominates the landscape of Kilkenny, its great tower being visible from all approaches to the city. It stands as a reminder of the faith and growing confidence of a far off generation – a reminder and much more than a reminder.
|Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass - Saturday||5.40pm (Capuchin Friary)
6.10pm (Black Abbey)
|Sunday||11.00am, 5.30pm (The Cathedral)|
|Holy Days||10am (The Cathedral)|
|Monday - Saturday||9.00am Blessed Sacrament Chapel|
|Sacrament of Reconciliation||First Saturday of the Month in the Cathedral or by appointment|
|Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament||Monday 9.30am - 10.30am|